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94th Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition 2020, Tokyo

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Date(s) - 08/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
All Day

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum


The first national bonsai exhibition was held at the Tokyo Prefectural Art Museum (currently the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) in March 1934. The event was organized by the National Bonsai Festival, which was established with the earliest chairman, Yukito Matsudaira, chairman of the aristocracy. With the advice of sculptor Fumio Asakura, saying that “bonsai is a seasonal enjoyment and it is preferable to hold it in spring and autumn,” it was held twice a year before spring. Kokufu means bonsai as a culture and art peculiar to Japan, and has been used as a bonsai exhibition name since the first exhibition. .
It was forced to be suspended for 3 years after World War II, but it was reopened at this museum in 1947. The peace and relief of people who had been struck by a long war was finally restored. It conveys feeling and joy.
In 1965, the Japan Bonsai Association, which was based on the national bonsai society to improve and spread the bonsai art and contribute to the advancement of Japanese culture, welcomed Shigeru Yoshida and former prime minister as the first president. Was established. With the establishment of the Association, the National Bonsai Association has been dissolved, and since then the Japan Bonsai Association has presided over and continues to preserve the tradition of the oldest Japanese style Bonsai exhibition. This exhibition is widely known overseas as a bonsai exhibition with the highest level and dignity in Japan.

Part 1; Feb. 8 to 11 (9:30 to 17:30, 11st 9:30 to 15:30)
Part 2; Feb. 13 to 16 (9:30 to 17:30, 16th 9 : 30 to 15:30)
Place; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno Park, Tokyo
Admission Fee; JPY 1000 (Group reduction for party over 20 people, JPY700)